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Seeing Northern Lights in Norway claims top spot on global bucket list

Press Release   •   May 22, 2014 10:54 BST

Seeing Northern Lights in Norway claims top spot on global bucket list

Discovery Channel unveils its travel wish list, and seeing the Northern Lights in Norway tops the 25 must-do life experiences list.

In fierce competition with 24 other of the world's wonders, including swimming in the Great Barrier Reef and walk the Inca Trail in Peru, seeing the Northern Lights in North Cape tops the prestigious list. The bucket list results have been released to mark the 25th  anniversary of the Discovery Channel.

Claiming the number one spot is a visit to the  North Cape to see the Northern Lights – which 45 per  cent of respondents said is their dream trip. The North Cape is the northernmost part of mainland Europe, making it an excellent place to spot the stunning light display.

While cruise is a popular way of exploring the area, it is now possible to join an 'Arctic expedition to the North Cape', inspired by the adventures by the likes of Scott and Amundsen. The expedition includes snowmobiling up to the North Cape, and spending the night there before returning to civilisation the following morning.

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The Top 25 Travel Experiences in The World:

1 North Cape in Norway  to see Aurora Borealis
2 Diving  Great Barrier Reef in Australia
A road trip down Route 66
4 Climbing/ hiking the Grand Canyon
5 Gondola ride down Grand Canal,  Venice
6 Explore The Forbidden  City, China
7 Marvel at the  Pyramids of Giza
8 Witness  sunrise at Uluru, Australia
9 A  boat trip round the Galapagos Islands
10 Walk The Inca Trail, Machu Picchu,  Peru
A helicopter Tour of  Niagara Falls
12 Yellowstone  National Park, US, and see the Yellowstone Caldera – the largest supervolcano on  the continent
13 Moai statues  on Easter Island
14 Normandy War Graves, Somme  battlefields
15 Tour the  Terracotta Army, China
16 Experience dawn at the Taj Mahal, India
17  Jungle trekking and river kayaking at the Amazon Basin, South  America
18 Visit Stonehenge for  the Summer Solstice
19 Island  hopping in Greece by boat
20  Camping Yosemite National Park, US
21 Trans-Siberian Railway,  Russia
22 Masai Mara Great  Wildebeest
migration, Kenya
23 Celebrate Hogmanay in  Edinburgh
24 Marvel at  Michelangelo’s artwork in the Sistine Chapel, Italy
25 Tour the Rocky Mountains, Canada 






 Visit Norway is the official tourist board of Norway

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